Endocrinology (hormones)

Please click on the links below for information on Endocrinology (hormones):

 

What is it?

Where do we offer this service?

When do we offer this service?

Who should you contact?

Patient information leaflets

Further advice and resources

  

What is it?

The Endocrinology service provides diagnosis and treatment for hormone disorders and conditions, including:

 

  • Pituitary disorders
  • Thyroid (hypo and hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules)
  • Parathyroids (hypo and hyperparathyroidism)
  • Adrenals (Addison's disease, Cushing's and Conn's syndromes)
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Hypogonadism
  • Other, less common endocrine disorders.

 

The Endocrinology Department’s Clinical Nurse Specialist coordinates and monitors replacement growth hormone, testosterone therapy and other treatments, supervises radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroidism and carries out endocrine tests at Pinderfields Hospital.

 

Where do we offer this service?

Endocrinology services are offered at all three of our hospitals:

 

  • Dewsbury and District Hospital – Diabetes Centre, Staincliffe Wing
     
  • Pinderfields Hospital – Edna Coates Diabetes and Endocrine Unit
     
  • Pontefract Hospital – Diabetes Centre, New Friarwood House

 

Each of our specially equipped Diabetes Centres offers the following:

 

  • Consulting rooms
  • Dedicated areas for retinal screening and podiatry
  • Waiting areas for patients
  • Disabled access.

 

Facilities for endocrine tests and research activity are available at Pinderfields Hospital Edna Coates Diabetes and Endocrine Unit.

 

When do we offer this service?
 

  • Dewsbury and District Hospital– Tuesday morning (Dr Freeman) and Friday morning (Dr Rajeswaran).
     
  • Pinderfields Hospital – Tuesday and Wednesday morning for new referrals (Dr D'Costa, Dr Jenkins, Dr Munir, Dr Nagi, Dr Prabhakar) and Friday morning for review patients.
     
  • Pontefract Hospital – Tuesday morning (Dr Jenkins). 

 

Who should you contact?

Simon Holmes, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Endocrinology, Pinderfields Hospital:

Tel: 01924 213905

 

 

Further advice and resources

You may find the following websites helpful:

 

British Thyroid Foundation www.btf-thyroid.org

Thyroid Eye Disease Charitable Trust www.tedct.co.uk

The Pituitary Foundation www.pituitary.org.uk

Addison's Disease Self Help Group www.addisons.org.uk

Premature Menopause Support Group www.daisynetwork.org.uk

Hyperparathyroidism UK www.hpth.org.uk

Klinefelters Syndrome Association www.ksa-uk.net